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Tracking Progress: Providing key data to assess Newark’s progress in reaching its post-secondary goals

As NCLC works to help more Newark students successfully transition to and through college, the city needs accurate data to monitor and measure progress. NCLC tracks three key areas for students who graduate from high schools in Newark.

College Enrollment

  • Immediately enrolling in a two- or four-year institution (Fall after high school graduation)
  • Enrolling within two years of high school graduation

College Persistence

  • Remaining enrolled from the first to second term
  • Remaining enrolled through the second year

College Completion

  • Graduating with a degree or certificate within four, five, or six years of high school graduation

Post-Secondary Outcomes of Newark High School Graduates (2011-2016): College Enrollment, Persistence, & Completion

Jeffrey R. Backstrand, Ph.D. & Kristi Donaldson, Ph.D.

Post-Secondary Outcomes of Newark High School Graduates is an analysis of what college-going looks like for nearly 13,500 of Newark’s recent graduates. Covering approximately 85 percent of all Newark high school students who graduated between 2011 and 2016, the report examines college enrollment, persistence, and completion rates for graduates from traditional public, charter, vocational technical, and parochial schools.